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Iran: Cargo plane crashes in west Teran, 16 dies

Iran: Cargo plane crashes in west Teran, 16 dies

India Blooms News Service | @indiablooms | 14 Jan 2019, 04:55 pm

Tehran, Jan 14 (IBNS): At least 16 people died when a Boeing 707 cargo plane crashed in Safadasht, near Tehran city of Iran on Monday, media reports said.

The plane was reportedly carrying 17 passengers in it.

According to Emergency Medical Services Organization director Pir Hossein Kulivand, the flight engineer was still alive and transferred to hospital, reported Tehran Times.

As per ISNA news agency report, the plane with 16 people on board crashed and caught fire near the city of Karaj west of Tehran while attempting to land in the wrong airport.

The Boeing-707 cargo plane flying from the Central Asian nation of Kyrgyzstan was mistakenly landed at Fath Airport in Karaj, while the pilot could not control the plane on the runway, it said.

The crashed aircraft was a military cargo plane.

The plane was due to arrive at Karaj's Payam Airport but the pilot took the plane to the Fath airfield by mistake, which is not suited for large cargo aircraft.The pilot then lost control of the plane, ran out of the runway and hit the walls that separate the airport from neighboring residential areas, reported ISNA news agency.

Rescue teams reached the spot after the mishap.

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Iran: Cargo plane crashes in west Teran, 16 dies

India Blooms News Service
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